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There Sure Are A Lot of Clowns in This Car

There Sure Are A Lot of Clowns in This Car

Republicans must have gotten tired of being called the “do-nothing” Congress, given how in the past few days after their extended vacation they have gotten right to work. That is, if you count as “work” filing pointless legislation. There is...

Progressive Breakfast

Deficit Shrinking, Health Care Costs Slowing New CBO projection shows plummeting deficit. NYT: “Since the recession ended four years ago, thefederal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster...

Progressive Breakfast

Grand Bargained Out “A rosier economic outlook” reduces pressure on Congress for grand bargain, reports The Hill: “With increased federal revenues reducing the deficit, pushing a debt-ceiling showdown beyond the summer and into the autumn, lawmakers...

Progressive Breakfast

Declining Deficit Quiets Grand Bargain Talk Shrinking deficit reduces pressure for “grand bargain.” WSJ: “…thanks to the improved fiscal picture, analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other firms believe the Treasury Department can maneuver...

Progressive Breakfast

Declining Deficit Quiets Grand Bargain Talk Shrinking deficit reduces pressure for “grand bargain.” WSJ: “…thanks to the improved fiscal picture, analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other firms believe the Treasury Department can maneuver...

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